Auction 121, Lot 551

"Valentia Regnum; Contestani, Ptol. Edentani, Plin.", Blaeu, Willem

Subject: Spain, Valencia

Period: 1645 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

19.5 x 15 inches
49.5 x 38.1 cm

A handsome map of Valencia detailing the area from the Cenia River to St. Gines and inland to Murcia and Teruel. The map has numerous placenames with pictorial depictions of cities and towns. The sea is filled with galleons, a sea monster and a fine compass rose. The decorative cartouche is topped with the coat of arms of the region, featuring a miniature view of the city of Valencia. Latin text on verso.


Condition: A

An excellent example with a dark impression, wide margins and some minor marginal toning.

Estimate: $600 - $700

Sold for: $600

Closed on 9/26/2007